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coast. new orleans, mississippi, alabama, tennessee areas even north carolina will have to deal with some of that rain as we go into the afternoon. washington, d.c. may see a shower, but overall looks like a pretty dry day. that's a look at your national forecast. here's a look at weather outside your window. new york city rang in a pretty mild new year's. temperature was at 41. we're watching areas like north carolina and orlando today. north carolina you look like you got some wet weather. >>> well, minimum wage goes up in ten states today. and a pretty decent year for stocks. have you checked? >>> plus, 2012 was the safest year for air travel ever. you're watching "early today" on this first day of january 2013. >>> what a show it's been all night long. atop the empire state building. that's brand-new lights up and they've been flashing all night long. times square itself, everyone's gone. about 1 million plus were there for the ball drop. and now new york city sanitation workers, they have their work cut out for them. believe it or not, by sunrise, it will look like new. wel
to thank mr. palazzo from mississippi who offered important suggestions to improve this legislation. i'm proud to be a co-sponsor and these bipartisan federal emergency management agency and disaster recovery improvements will speed up and streamline hurricane sandy recovery efforts. they'll also and importantly reduce costs. we work to target improvements that will specifically help communities in the immediate aftermath of sandy. these: critical bipartisan reforms supported by fema and key experts and stakeholders, including, we understand, from fema administrator few gait that these -- fugate that these must happen by march 1. i worked on these issues since serving on the committee with the gentlelady from washington, d.c. eight years ago. at that time i witnessed the devastation following hurricane katrina. we saw our emergency management capability broke down and significant reforms were needed. we crafted legislation that put fema back together again within the department of homeland security, reformed and strengthened our response capability and created pilot programs to test in
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this is a serious situation. the whole country is covered. mississippi, one state floating out there by itself. >> dana: that is a country named hawaii. is a for you, greg. mississippi, california, hawaii. those are the three. >> eric: every other state that is red, widespread. they still have it. it hasn't been -- >> bob: flu shot to mississippi. >> it's still there. it's yellow. red is the highest level. what do you do if you get the flu? what do you take? tea? honey? >> bob: i never had the flu. i can't tell you. >> eric: so i'll go next. >> andrea: what do we do about the sickness your head. >> eric: that is not the flu. >> dana: thankfully it's not contagious. >> bob: how do you know? >> eric: should we move on. snuggie, stay warm and get sleep. fresh orange juice and vitamin "c." maybe nyquil. for me, sleep. lack of sleep is when i get sus sent to believe the flu. cold and flu. when you get it, rest. >> dana: i believe in the flu shot. i have taken an informal survey of friends of mine, a lot of them are moms. they are against the flu shot. i didn't know how adamant they felt. one of my
, in mississippi a state where white voters gave the president just 10% of their support, governor phil bryant will draft legislation to say firearms manufactured in mississippi would not be subject to federal regulations. is this something he can actually do? >> well, i have a slightly different take on this as well. i suppose this governor thinks he can try to do that, but i actually roll that and the comments of rand paul and marco rubio into the obscene disrespect we've seen for our president from day one of his first term. this is the same kind of disrespect we have seen time and time and time again. now you have rand paul and marco rubio trying to make tougher cases because they're thinking to 2016. with regard to the south specifically though, i think there's a slightly other reason, and my parents are both southerners i should clarify. jimmy likes to count me as a southerner because of that, but i have some interesting distinguishing roots in the south. but, you know, here is part of it. this goes back to my time at the dnc and something chairman howard dean used to talk about. part of
in the gator bowl against mississippi state gator bowl - northwestern vs mississippi st. pat fitzgerald and northwestern looking for their first bowl win since 1949 1st quarter/ scoreless tyler russell is intercepted turns it 30 yards for the touchdown 7-0 northwestern 3rd quarter/ 20-13 northwestern kain colter can't find a receiver so he takes off and trevor seimien 4-yard touchdown run 27-13 northwestern fitzgerald gets the gatoraide bath and northwestern gets it's first during their bye week - coach harbaugh giving the team three days off - back to work thursday. meantime.in the midst of david akers struggles.the team has brought in another kicker.billy cundiff was cundiff unfortunately best known for this miss in last year's afc championship game going to the superbowl. the ravens cut him shortly thereafter -- he was picked up by the redskins before the season, only to be cut again back in october after he missed on 5 of his last 8 attempts.the 49ers will be his 11th team. >> there will always be a level of competition are round it. >> akers meanwhile is having the worst season of
to the northeast. many areas are under an ice storm warning, and tennessee and mississippi, ice-covered roads have caused several accidents. residents have been advised to avoid unnecessary travel. >>> apparently a soon-to-be televised con investigation from lance armstrong isn't enough. in an interview with oprah winfrey, the disgraced cyclist admitted using performance-enhancing drugs but the justice department has turned down an offer of a $5 million restitution payment in zpanch for fraud. and a world lifetime ban. we have more on his admission. >> reporter: oprah winfrey gave "cbs this morning" some details about her much anticipated exclusive interview with lance armstrong. >> and the answers that people around the world have been waiting to hear were answered and certainly answered -- i can onto say i was satisfied by the answer. >> reporter: arm strong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles after the anti-world doping agency found evidence that he took performance-enhancing drugs. >> we heard the evidence. we heard the stories from the athletes a
mississippi state. they got every throwing moment of the game on tv. nothing but praise for the team at the coach pat fitzgerald. it wasn't our best season i can remember but having lost seven ball games in the past 11 years it's really good to win. it is a great story and we have a great time watching the game, i am sorry i wasn't there but that is the way it goes. tonight northern illinois fans watching the orange bowl and i you looking to upset heavily favored florida state. huskies led by quarterback jordan lynch of chicago's south side. and i you lowered states. the bears general manager holding a news conference to tell us why he fired lovey smith. rich king was there with the story tonight. no surprise at all. he was fired because he missed the playoffs in the last five-six years into never got an offensive year with nine years on the job as coach. he has already talked of possible replacements. he says he does want a strong leader and a guy with high energy. i want somebody to have high energy, somebody to pull people together in the building up the and positive. those quali
- northwestern vs mississippi st. pat fitzgerald and northwestern looking for their first bowl win since 1949 1st quarter/ scoreless tyler russell is intercepted by quintin williams whore turns it 30 yards for the touchdown 7-0 northwestern 3rd quarter/ 20-13 northwestern kain colter can't find a receiver so he takes off and runs 31 yards to the 4-yard- line next play trevor seimien 4-yard touchdown run 27-13 gatoraide bath and bowl win since 1949 49ers coach jim harbaugh has brought in another kicker to push david akers. it's billy cundiff who was after missing this field goal in the afc championship season and sending new england to the super bowl. cundoff has been cut a total of 9 times in his career.yet harbaugh wants a little competition to hopefully light a spark under the struggling akers in sacramento - two people were shot and killed in an incident that led to the cancellation of the city's fireworks show. >> certainly, he has done a lot of great things, the warriors against the clippers. just a little bit of bluster kron >> good night.
miles in the mississippi river are closed near the town of vicksburg after two tank barges loaded with 80,000 gallons of crude oil struck a bridge. the leak has been stopped. the coast guard trying to determine how many gallons of oil spilled into the river. >>> 17 minutes past the hour. >>> the "daily camera" reporting new details in the jon benet mystery case. john and patsy ramsey, the grand jury voted to charge them both with child abuse, but the district attorney refused to sign. >>> beyonce addressing the lip syncing scandal. you think, maybe? she posed for a pic with the message can i live on it? beyonce currently rehearing her super bowl show. >> we don't know if she can do it live. she hasn't done it live in a little while. >> i bet she will do the super bowl live. >> all of our top stories, go to cnn.com/earlystart and follow us on twitter and facebook at earlystart cnn. >>> another day, another fee on your credit cards, details coming up after the quick break. stay with us. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up s
. that was the truman administration. the wildcats ended the longest losing streak with a 34-20 win over mississippi state. there's another college football game tonight. the sugar bowl in the superdome. new orleans, as number 3 ranked florida gators match up with number 21 ranked entirely underdogs louisville cardinals. >>> "early today" sports is brought to you by touch of gray. get rid of some gray, never all. >>> just ahead, media mogul jay-z gets his gatsby on. >>> plus, helping teens. >>> plus, the big 2013 next. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." to give you a quick shot of your weather forecast as we go throughout the day face a cold cart.definitely gloves, hats, t winter gear just about everywhere in the country. as we go throughout the afternoon, no real highlights. minneapolis. i mentioned there's a warmingd the weekend. not so much in thursday. not bad down there in florida, 82, miami, wouldn't that be nice. >>> here's your doctor prescribed daily dose of kardashian pregnancy news. get used to it. according to e news, kim has been having a craving for suc s
to the house. wildcats strike first and often. northwestern beat mississippi state 34-20. they snapped college football's longest losing streak. it was 1939 in the rose bowl. >>> time to announce the high school sports game of the week poll. the first of the new year with several good games to choose from this week. a good game in silver springs as they visit spring brook on the girl's side of fairfax. visit them when the u.s.a. today high school sports will announce the winner on thursday tonight. >>> the washington redskins still have some football left in this season, but it doesn't mean you can't take a look ahead to next year. the skins 2013 list of opponents was released today. here is the home and away list. aside from their normal divisional opponent, they will face the nfc north and west this season. it will be a tough game at home for the san francisco 49ers. on the road look at that as mike shanahan will return to his former stomping grounds and face the denver broncos. the coaching carousels will continue today, but the first to land a new home could be andy reed. they said that he
anything more than what was done for louisiana, alabama and mississippi in katrina. if they want to make new rules about disaster, well, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules with. >> jon: my state. [cheers and applause] nice state you representing. be a real shame fit ended upping like new delaware. you never heard of new delaware? that's right. what is the hold up? what is the pork? >> there's stuff for alaska fisheries. there's things for the kennedy space center. there's the roof on the smithsonian. job training. >> jon: back up. there's no roof on the smithsonian. it's going to rain on archie bunker's chair. congress shouldn't have to go through this to get measures passed. can't you take the pork stuff out of there and pass a trimmed down version of the bill. >> the republicans passed a trimmed down version of the bill yesterday. it included not just relief for sandy but damaged fisheries in alaska and the gulf coast. >> jon: you worked on a reasonable compromise to get help to people who desperately need it. i'm so impressed i want to make this the first of the new seg
. the beneficiaries that are targeted underserved communities in louisiana, mississippi, alabama, and the florida panhandle. there are four components to this. the first is a program serving the developing improved community health programs. it is run by louisiana public health institute joined with the alliance institute which is a community-based organization. there is a mental and behavioral health program which has louisiana state university, southern mississippi university, the university of south alabama and the university of west florida. there is a literacy program which includes a washington- based group. that's got the literacy aimed at the literacy of the community and the community workers and those involved in with community activism and community projects. finally, there is a community health worker training program that is based at the university of south alabama. the overall goal here is one where resilience comes up in the language all the time but the resilience is very much in keeping with what we would do in public health. yesterday there was a meeting held at e.p.a. by the e.
rights leader medger everies in jackson mississippi, in front of his wife and children, by a back-shooting coward by the name of byron beckwith. she pursued the case for 30 years and got a brave attorney to take her case. it was made into movie called " "ghosts of mississippi." she has been a stalwart, stubborn, wonderful lady who dedicated herself to getting justice for her husband and finally got it. and remarkably this is the first time a non-clergymen or non-clergy person has been allowed to give the invocation at a presidential inaugural. i think it's terrific. i think it to put her in the spotlight is a great thing. >> jennifer: well, i think it is a great symbol as well, and i appreciate, as always, your insights, and you are one of our favorite columnists, so thank you, charlie for sharing with us. charlie pierce of "esquire" magazine. health insurance companies were given an inch. now they're taking a whole yard. they just cannot seem to help themselves. we'll hear about that. later, just how unpopular is congress these days? would you believe that cockroaches are more ap
approval. joining me now to talk about that and many other thicks, former mississippi governor, republican, haley barbour. thank you for coming in. >> i hope the president doesn't try to do that. to try to take away from the congress the power that the constitution directly gives the congress. that is the power to -- to spend, the power to control the debt. i know that the treasury department has announced they are not going to do it. i hope they stick to that decision because this is -- we should never have a situation where one person-- the president -- can put our country deeper, deeper, deeper in debt. we are doing a bad job of that now. it would be really bad if it was not -- if the congress let their control go. >> shannon: you saw the white house press secretary says it is not something we are going to do or are prepared to do. but we have a all right from dozens of democrats in the house and on the senate side, saying we have to do something if we are faltering. they are saying that the republicans are holding the country hostage if they don't vote for the debt ceiling, saying we n
evers fought for this world in world war ii. having been rejected by the university of mississippi's law school on the basis of his race, he became the naacps first field secretary in the state at the age of 29. boycotts against businesses that chose to segregate and fought for our civil right, the right to have equal access to the vote. at the age of 37, he was assassinated in the driveway outside of his own home. inside the house, 50 years ago this june was his wife, myrlie evers and their three small children. she went on to become chairwoman of the naacp. her leadership rescued the organization from a troubled period in history. on this monday, she will become the first layperson and first woman to deliver the invocation at a presidential inauguration. i am beyond honored to be joined by the residents at alcorn state university, myrlie evers. it's so nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> immaterialed to ask you about as we think about the president's great expectations, he called himself in the first campaign part of the joshua generation saying it was about going into the space th
when it snows in the deep south. and it's happening this morning. mississippi waking up to snow to the delight of millions of children through the southeast. there's more on the way. look out, virginia, and even north carolina. right now jackson, mississippi, with about an inch of snow on the ground. and the snow is beginning to rain changing to snow around tupelo. this is a shot of mississippi. so you can get an idea there. if it snows like this in mississippi, we're going to get school delays. as i mentioned, it's going to spread. we have winter storm warnings in ten different states. mostly hovered around the richmond to raleigh to asheville areas. this is where we'll see the highest totals. atlanta, you're on the south side of this, maybe a little snow on the backside. washington, d.c., same for you. you're on the northern fringe. but it's really in the north carolina/virginia areas later today into tonight. and then tomorrow morning, it will end. the rest of the country, you look just fine. no travel trouble. just cold up in minneapolis. but get ready, north carolina and vi
this was the capital one bowl. george ra the gator bowl against mississippi state nebraska takes the lead. and the first with murray. flushed out. throwing it to marshall, a nice catch. 24 yds and to take a look with chris connelly. we speed it up. no defenders and you were 87 yds to put the game on ice. five touchdowns. georgia ovictorious. michigan vs. south carolina. taking on the michigan wolverines. sanders, take a look. 14-3 south carolina. 22-21. take a look! this ball is free. and how under four minutes, michigan takes the lead by one in. 17 seconds, thompson. for the injured starter ellington and it makes the catch. the game-winning touchdown. 33- 28. a south carolina. northwestern has not had a victory since 1949 the longest drought in college history. it ended today in the gator bowl against mississippi state. fitzgerald. tyler russell intercepted by quentin williams. and on the 30 yd line, northwestern, 7- nothing. cold air cannot find a receiver and it takes it off and 31 yds down to the number 4 yd line. and trevor 27-13 northwestern. 34-20 = final score. fitzgerald. their f
-mail, one from the governor of mississippi, one from a sheriff in lynn county, oregon. both saying that the white house is exploiting this opportunity to try to crack down on the second amendment and they will do what they can do both fight this and resist enforcement of any of the president's executive actions. the governor of mississippi saying he's asked his lieutenant governor and his house speaker to see what they can do to prevent any of these executive actions from taking effect in the state of mississippi. now, as gloria said, there's an organization on the democratic side to mobilize an effort against that and to spread the word and i can tell you that that will begin as soon as tomorrow. organizing for america is involved in many of the grassroots groups, but the white house can't coordinate with them. so it's sort of a defuse effort that has to take place out in the country by these groups separate from the white house. one other point i'd make, wolf, which is that we're told in terms of new moneys going to gun safety efforts, the white house is asking for some approxima
was involved in the cold war against the soviet union. so, states like mississippi, states like georgia and texas and florida and southern california and arizona, north carolina, are all being transformed in the post world war ii period by this historic shift in population and political influence. just think about it. this real -- this period from 1964 to 2008 could be thought of as kind of the period of the sun belt dominance in american presidential history. you think about every president elected from 1964 to 2008 comes from a state of the sun belt, lyndon johnson, texas. richmond nixon, california. gerald ford, was not elected. so he doesn't count. he was from michigan. jimmy carter from georgia. ronald reagan from california. the first george bush from texas via connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas and the second bush from texas. so 2008 in some ways watershed election. ends the 40-year period of sun belt dominance. and there were issues that were critical in the politics that developed, that came out of the sun belt. they tended to have a conservative cast to them. tended to be
, louisiana, mississippi, texas. we didn't ask questions. we just stopped and delivered aid to those in need. this is important, it is important that members who have been the benefactor of our goodwill in the past remember this generosity when voting today. . almost three months later and my constituents continue to suffer. i urge passage of the rule and underlying bill and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from yields back. the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i'm pleased to yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. andrews. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. andrews: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. andrews: i thank my friend for yielding. 78 days ago a tremendous force of fury hit the northeastern region of the united states. today we make an act of national interest. this is not an act of excess or an act of charity. for those who claim that there is excess in this bi
completed. and oxford, mississippi, where i was a writer in residence. so i've toted around a lot of papers for a lot of years. c-span: faulkner does come up in your book. he used to live there in oxford, mississippi. >> guest: yes. c-span: does he--does his writing have any impact on your own? >> guest: well, as a southern writer--i mean, i sort of write mostly about north carolina and what that means. and i think flannery o'connor said it best when she said, 'nobody wants to be stalled on the train tracks when the dixie special comes barreling through.' i mean, his sort of influence is hard to ignore when you're--when you're dealing in that whole territory. c-span: did you make new friends in this endeavor that you still are in touch with? >> guest: oh, yes, oh, yes, many. and the event of a book coming out has sort of helped me rekindle and reconnect with a lot of people. i mean, the woman i spoke with earlier, nellie stone johnson, the labor activist, was in her 80s when i interviewed her and i--my--i'd been writing to her but hadn't get--getting any return correspondence so, you know,
in the lower mississippi river valley. they do need that rain. for sunday, sunday, more heavy rain in the mid mississippi river valley and ohio river valley. sunny and cool >> good morning. we are picking up some clouds this boarding. we have some rain showers in the forecast. >>> all right. time for "today's" top clicks, where you get to vote for your favorite viral videos of the week. click number one this week, our new champ -- drum roll, please, dance like nobody's watch iing. remember this one? dancing around the busy baggage claim at l.a.x. this was not the first time she was inspired to break out the dance moves. she's done this in places all over. >> nobody is looking. >> no reaction whatsoever. >> it's just another day in l.a. >> interestingly enough, savannah, we had video of you doing the same thing yesterday. >> oh, stop t i wish i were that limber, willie. i wish. >> got the moves. >> she's got some stiff competition this week. click number two, a sexy and i know it parody that shows you can keep your sense of humor even when you have five kids. ♪ look at that daddy girl look a
of the mississippi republican party, joe nassef. >>> but first, here's bill karins with a check on the weather. >> this will be the coldest week soft winter for a lot of people. really cold air going over the warm water, just classic lake-effect snows and over a foot of it in areas, just outside of syracuse and especially near erie, pennsylvania, where these pictures are c s are coming fr. it's snowing there again today. going to focus on our friends in northern new england. we're complaining in new york and d.c. about minus 2 and 7. burlington, vermont, this morning, minus 28. caribou at minus 26. i mean, that's colder than even fargo and duluth this morning. so you get the picture. now, this is kind of isolated, actually. much of the southern half of the nation and all of the west is actually looking at very warm conditions. it could be 67 degrees today in denver, 70 in dallas, and 70 in miami. so not everyone is dealing with this really frigid pattern. and by the time we get to next week, so in other words, if you can survive one week of this, we're going to warm it up next week and we'll
. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive system. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> the reason i came here today is because of a challenge where the differences are dwindling. where a broad consensus is emerging. and where a call for action can now be heard coming from all across america. now's the time. >> welcome back to "hardball." that was president obama in las vegas yesterday where he laid out his vision for immigration reform. the president's approach is very similar to what a bipartisan group of eight senators called for earlier this week. now the question is can something get done? will republicans in the house be willing to vote yes on a bill that includes a pathway to citiz
. the clerk: mr. whitehouse of rhode island. mr. wicker of mississippi. the vice president: please raise your right hand. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations, senators. [applause] mr. reid: mr. president? the vice president: the majority leader. mr. reid: i note the absence of a quorum and ask the clerk to call the roll. the vice president: the absence of a quorum having been suggested, the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the vice president: a quorum is present. the majority leader. mr. reid: can we have order, please. the vice president: may we have order in the senate. the majority leader. mr. reid: mr. president, we --
says it's premature to say if he will run for president. >>> several miles of the mississippi river closed this morning after two tank barges loaded with crude oil hit a railroad bridge. happened near the town of vicksburg, about 45 miles west of the jackson. one tank with 80,000 gallons of crude oil zastarted leaking. the coast guard stopped the leak. they're trying to figure out how many gallons spilled into the river. >>> icy conditions causing trouble for drivers. some are hitting slick spots and losing control. the wintry weather already blamed for several accidents. >>> gatorade no longer using an ingredient patented as a flame retardant in its drinks. the oil/flame retardant is banned in the entire european union, japan, and several other countries. "the new york times" is reporting you can still find the chemical, however, in 10% of drinks sold in the united states, including mountain dew, power ade, freska, and sunkist peach soda. >>> the countdown to the oscars is on after the 19th annual screen actors guild awards were handed out last night, better known as sag. the show
, but heavy rain as well because we have the flooding concerns across parts of the lower mississippi valley and headed to the mid ohio valley as well. and then ahead of this, it's a very foggy morning, kind of like what you saw yesterday and kind after repeat of that today. 16 states that have dense fog advisories in effect as you head out on the roads this morning, plenty of time and distance between the cars in front of you. anywhere to the best of that storm, it's incredibly cold. 48 in phoenix, and 49 in l.a. 52 in palm springs, below freezing in palm springs and phoenix, almost unheard of. fine must six in flagstaff and incredible cold temperatures there. the real cold that you really, really dislike, that massive air right there. where you see that peak, that's the coldest air and right now we have cold air, winter air across the northern plains and across the west, it's warm to the east. we're starting to see the pattern change and in the middle of the week, that flattens out. that batch of cold air cold to the parts of the northeast by thursday and later next weekend and next week,
mississippi, west virginia, kentucky, alabama and south carolina. when i first looked at this i was thinking this has to have something to do with being in the southeastern and athletic conference in the ncaa. [laughter] that was my hypothesis. i'm not sure. i will tell you we see california, new jersey, new york a fraction of that at the rate at which they are exporting guns used in crimes. when you do the analysis to see which are most important, you find the most powerful deterrent to exporting the crime having this discretionary permit to purchase system, but even having a nondiscretionary permit process where you have to show up at a law enforcement agency and reduce export rates by 55% statistically significant important for the policies that we are talking about now being considered is the private sales regulation reduce divergent across state lines by 30%. and by the similar magnitude mandatory testing and loss reporting also decrease exporting of crime guns. something we haven't talked about is bands of what some people call junk guns that are poorly made handguns that are shown as
that we saw last year, we're dealing with this year, the low levels in the mississippi river, that's going to go into next year. part of the problem is we're not having enough precipitation come down, not enough snowfall and rain to help alleviate that drought. >> what about the ice melt and effects of -- i know you've been to greenland and all over the globe, really, to witness the effects on animal life and ultimately on our own weather systems. >> it affects everything. they are seeing the ice melt in greenland faster than they ever anticipated. it is happening much faster than scientists ever expected, and that's one of the many alarming things. the other thing about having warmer weather, while you and i enjoy it because we don't have to put on heavy boots, scarves, gloves, all of that, it changes our ability to grow things. we are seeing growing zones in the united states migrate farther north. we are seeing butterflies that used to live in texas and louisiana. they are now showing up in massachusetts. it is changing everything around us, not just our ability to ski in the winter in
: mr. whitehouse of rhode island. mr. wicker of mississippi. the vice president: please raise your right hand. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and dend the constitution of the united states against all enees, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligion freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: io. the vice president: congratulations, senators. [applause] >> senators will carry out constitutional duties on friday when they walk over for a joint session of congress. they will count the local college votes. live cove on c-span 1:00 p.m. eastern. more with vice president biden who met with new and re-elected senators in the old senate chamber. the vice president does this at the start of each congress so the senators can have their photos of their swearing in with their families. >> congratulations, senator. >> than
to the booming cotton south, alabama, mississippi, louisiana. this book tries to tell the story out that experience for those individuals. what i was able to do, and what is really kind of fun, i think, about the book is readers can go on a journey with eric crow, studying at the hotel where he stayed in richmond, where he woke up that morning, picked up richmond newspapers and was astonished to see advertised there in the upper corner, people for sale. it was something he had never experienced before. richmond was the first southern city he visited. >> host: is that what got him to go to the walk to selma. >> guest: he was prime for that. when he was in new york city he bought a copy of harriet beecher stowe's uncle tom's cabin that had just been released in 1852, and he read the novel and was harrowed by its contents. its horrified him, this story of american slavery, and he was particularly attracted to the slave trade. the commercial aspect of slavery. the selling of humans, one to another. and he was determined when he got a southern city to witness this aspect of slavery himse
for wildlife refuges in texas, $20 million in mississippi, and $74 for refuges in louisiana. the sponsor of this amendment's home state. one of the central responsibilities of this institution is to act on behalf of the american people whenever a major disaster occurs. federal disaster relief is meant to restore homes, businesses and communities and federal facilities to pre-disaster conditions. we do this whether it's a fire in the west, a tornado in the south or a hurricane in the northeast. there is no good reason to make an exception of the mckinney refuge here. the sponsor of this amendment has argued that this includes $9.8 million solely to repair the damage on the outer islands. this is not true. fish and wildlife required repairs for the mckinney refuge including $2 million. the rest of the funds would support repairs all along of 70 miles. by cutting the funding needed to rebuild the connecticut coastline, this amendment prevents the mckinney refuge from meeting its federal commitment to provide education and outdoor recreation for the public and unfairly singles out connecticu
mississippi and many other tribes to what's now oklahoma, and he held the floor for three days defending the people that had no right to vote, had no ability to defend themselves and trying valiantly to make sure they were allowed to retain their homeland and retain their identity and their rights. he wasn't successful in that fight, but he fought it nonetheless. frankly, it would be incredibly ungrateful for me now -- at the time of his people's greatest need to return the favor. i urge the passage of the rule. i urge the passage of the rogers amendment. i urge the passage of the rogers bill. i urge the passage of the frelinghuysen amendment to that bill. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma reserves. the gentlelady from new york is recognized. ms. slaughter: good afternoon, mr. speaker, and i thank the gentleman for yielding me the customary 30 minutes and i yield myself such time as i may consume. i really appreciate the words of my colleague. we're very happy last night at the rules committee that all members of the rules co
a frontal boundary stalled out from the mid-atlantic through the lower mississippi valley. wide range of temperatures here ahead of it. temperatures this morning in the 50s, near 60s, but 20s back on into the plains. that cold air remains at the surface. warm air aloft. that continues to keep freezing rain in place across especially eastern kentucky here. ice storm warnings ongoing. many spots have already seen a half inch of ice accumulating on power lines, on trees. that could leave some power outages and certainly slick spots on the roadways. take your time as you head out and about this morning. this while we're dealing with snow from pennsylvania up through new england. many spots 1 to 3 inches of accumulation. back to you. >> thanks, jim. >>> and 79 days after hurricane sandy slammed the northeast, lawmakers in the house have approved about $50 billion of additional relief for the region. the vote 241-180 passed mostly behind democratic support. on storm ravaged staten island, homes that cannot be salvaged are coming down. >> just so many great memories. we all grew up in this h
what is happening, poverty, in the state of mississippi. about. we are going to leave the session ran now. the house will be back in for legislative business on tuesday, trouble, p.m. eastern. that gives federal employees a pay incress and just some of the news coming out of the republican treat that informs virginia. the house republicans leaders announced a plan to raise the debt limit for three months. the long-term increase would be con ting nt on the senate passing a bill by april 15. 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable louie gohmert to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend andrew walton, capitol hill presbyterian church, washington, d.c. the chaplain: let us pray. god of light and life, we give thanks for the gift of the day. a day which stands on the threshold of possibility and potential for the presence and power of love. love ensconced in every human at creation. love, which we are called to share with one another, as well a
to your state. you know, as i sat here and supported alabama, i supported mississippi, i supported texas, i was hoping that by now the northeast part of this country would have -- congress would have acted. it's been 77 days. those people are hurting. people in my district still can't get back to their homes and here we are in the last congress we just didn't do anything about it. now we're moving forward and hopefully january 15 we can get the rest of the money so those people that are suffering from all these states hit by this storm can get their lives back together again and i thank you, i yield back. >> gentleman yields back. does the gentleman from new jersey continue to reserve? >> i yield one minute for his floor debate, the gentleman from new york, sean patrick maloney. >> the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, my name is sean patrick maloney. i'm new here. i don't know all the rules of washington but it seems like the rule here is to put off till tomorrow what should be done today even when our fellow americans are suffering. a long time ago
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